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JFarm cultivates environmental consciousness, new friendships

By Jacqueline Chase For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The newly revamped JFarm UMD: A Jewish Green Community is open to all students interested in growing plants and learning about the environment while meeting new people. The farm is located in front of ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Josh Ashkenazy and Yael Hamburger

  By Grace Mottley Features editor @gracemott17 Junior psychology major Josh Ashkenazy and freshman letters and sciences student Yael Hamburger met on Oct. 27 at the Stamp Student Union to grab a cup of coffee and chat. While both ...

MEOR rabbi starts podcast to broaden Jewish influence

By Kaitlyn Hopkins For Mitzpeh @khopkins3 Rabbi Ari Koretzky’s new podcast aims to introduce the Jewish community to inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in the world. Titled “Jews You Should Know,” the podcast’s first ...

Dance group shares Israeli culture with all, regardless of experience

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @Omniwriterpen The Israeli dance troupe at this university, Avirah, brought students together to learn and perform traditional Israeli folk dance with a twist. On Oct. 25 at Maryland Hillel, Avirah members in ...

Mezuzahs create community in campus dorms

By Mollie Higgins For the Mitzpeh @MollieHigginss For students of Jewish faith, putting a Mezuzah on their dorm room door can be a way for them to bring a piece of their faith with them to college and makes their new dorm room feel like ...

Jew You Should Know: James Glass

By Harrison Goldstein For the Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Dr. James Glass has made a habit of looking at things differently than everybody else. Glass, who has been teaching at this university for 47 years, has written six books based on his ...

New Hillel Torah will honor former D.C. resident

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ The news that Hillel will soon receive a new Torah brings excitement to members of its community. Just like her peers, freshman materials science and engineering major Miriam Charnoff is also ...

Chabad gives Sukkot a mobile twist

By Anastasia Marks Copy editor @stasiasayshey For more than twenty years, Chabad’s mobile sukkah has traveled from fraternity row to North Campus assisting students in celebrating the holiday. This year, the sukkah began its rounds Sunday, ...

KosherWine.com offers Jews easy ways to purchase wine

By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman For many Jews who keep kosher, buying affordable wine at a regular liquor store can pose a challenge. “Local wineries have a poor selection of kosher wine in my area,” said sophomore ...

Yom Kippur holds weight for Jewish students regardless of interpretation

By Lexi Sugar Staff writer @lexi_sugar Karen Shapiro used to shudder at the thought of Yom Kippur. For her, Yom Kippur invoked feelings of stress and anxiety. Fasting seemed daunting to Shapiro, but when she was given the opportunity to learn ...